Broadway Across America has announced that Dirty Dancing, Disney’s Newsies, Pippin and Motown the Musical will be featured on Lifetime® Television’s award-winning morning show “The Balancing Act®” as part of the six part series “Broadway Balances America.” These four shows are being presented at the Fox Theatre as part of the 2014/2015 Broadway in Atlanta series. Season tickets are available by visitingBroadwayinAtlanta.com or calling 1-800-278-4447 Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. The air dates for “Broadway Balances America”on “The Balancing Act®” are September 9 and 16 for Dirty Dancing, October 29 and November 5 for Pippin, November 6 and 13 for Disney’s Newsies and November 8 and 25 for Motown the Musical.
“Broadway Balances America” will provide exclusive behind-the-scenes excerpts and interviews with each show’s casts, creative teams and crews – even experiencing what it’s like to dance in their shoes.
Host Olga Villaverde had the time of her life when she traveled to Orlando and danced with “Johnny Castle,” the star of Dirty Dancing. She even learned the iconic leap that stole people’s hearts in the original movie classic. Amber Milt goes backstage for a “Supreme” transformation at Motown the Musical, which tells the behind-the-hits story of Motown founder Berry Gordy and the launch of legendary girl group The Supremes, The Jackson Five and more. Disney’s Newsies, the smash-hit, crowd-pleasing new musical, tells the true and captivating story of the 1899 newsboys’ strike and a band of underdogs who fight for what’s right while staying true to themselves. The segment focuses on Disney’s new national campaign, the “Get Up and Go!” program, which promotes fun ways for kids to lead more active and healthier lifestyles through Newsies’ Tony Award®winning choreography and music. Pippin takes us into a captivating world of aerial acrobatics and temptation in this brand new Tony Award® winning production in which a young prince must decide whether he should risk it all in a blaze of glory or choose a simpler path as he searches for the meaning of life.